Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline The Best in Sports & Sports Entertainment Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:24:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Why Do You Care If We Watch Wrestling? Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:24:32 +0000 Seth Rollins Cash In

For years I have seen variations of this tweet.

My thought is always the same, why do you care? But just for this article I am going to address some of the questions of Non-Wrestling Fan.

1- You know it’s fake right?

Wrestling is scripted like 95% of everything else on TV. Olivia Pope isn’t real. Lucious Lyon isn’t real. None of that stuff that happened on Seinfeld was real. Every reality show is scripted. The biggest movie of all-time is The Avengers includes a man who turns into a green monster when he is angry, a man who flies around in a suit of armor, a man who took a super serum and was frozen for like 50 years and a God from another universe. But, you telling people they shouldn’t watch something because it is fake? Here is what is real is this.

You can’t fake falling on a ladder like that. So, yes it is fake in regard to having storylines and some of the physical aspects, but unless you don’t watch any TV at all, you are enjoying some sort of scripted television  for your entertainment.

2- You are too old to be watching that, it is for kids.

You know what is is for kids?


But, it does stop grown men from acting like this.

3- It’s not a sport

It’s sports entertainment. This isn’t the 80s where a good portion of society who didn’t know the wrestling was scripted. We know, we don’t care, we just want to be entertained and see incredible athletes do wild things like this.

It is a very simple concept.

What entertains me, doesn’t have any effect on you. People are so overly concerned with fitting in that are afraid to enjoy what they like and that is a shame. If someone wants to judge you, let them judge, you will be happier doing what makes you happy.

So, if you want to watch Wrestling, Scandal, Love & Hip-Hop, Cinemax After Dark or whatever just do you. If you are one of those people who are overly concerned about what someone is watching, I suggest you pay their cable bill, then you can have a say.

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Report: Knicks Won’t Draft Towns Because His Butt Isn’t Big Enough Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:41:35 +0000 Knicks Butt

The choice of words weren’t good from a Phil Jackson insider, but because of his choice of words, you are going to be hearing about Towns’ butt a lot during the Final Four.

Here is the report courtesy of NY Post.

As Charley Rosen observes his buddy Phil Jackson’s first full year as Knicks team president, he can’t stop wondering what a wide-bodied low-post center could have done for the Knicks triangle offense.

“They need a center with a big butt to hold space,’’ Rosen told The Post. “They didn’t have anybody like that. It takes away a major portion of what you can do with the triangle because then it really becomes just a perimeter offense.’’

After watching Towns in the NCAA Tournament, Rosen says, “Towns is not a big-enough body. He’d never get that position in the NBA. He doesn’t have enough power or core strength. He wouldn’t be able to set up one dribble away from the basket. He’s not a kind of center you need in the triangle. He’s not physically that type of center, but he’s athletic and does other things. Look how far out (Lou) Amundson, (Jason) Smith and (Andrea) Bargnani get pushed out when they post up, well out of the box.’’

The Knicks needs to worry less about butts and more about quality players. They can’t afford to mess up with this high draft they are going have in the offseason.

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Stars Hit the Red Carpet for BET’s Black Girl Rock Mon, 30 Mar 2015 04:13:32 +0000 Tracee Ellis Ross

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending the red carpet event for BET’s Black Girls Rock award show at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The event was star studded and filled with beautiful black women who are positive role models to women everywhere. The show was hosted by actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King. Honorees for the night were Jada Pinkett Smith, Erykah Badu, Cicely Tyson, Ava DuVernay, Nadia Lopez and Helene Gayle.  The best part of the night, was the speech that First Lady Michelle Obama gave to young girls about continuing to pursue their education and ignoring voices telling them that they were ‘not good enough’. In a time where black women are always negatively portrayed on television, this show exhibits the positive things that black women have done and are doing. Black Girls Rock will air Sunday, April 5 at 7 pm on BET.

Tracee Ellis Ross was full of laughs and jokes on the red carpet. She’s been recently recording herself rapping on Instagram under the alias ‘T Murda’.

Estelle looked stunning on the red carpet and answered questions about her recent appearance on the hit show ‘Empire’.

Blogger, Karen Civil, shared her advice to young girls who may want to build a brand like she did.

Singer, Ciara, looked stunning in a black dress as she answered questions on the red carpet.

Willow, Jada, and Will Smith did a quick run through the red carpet waving and smiling at everyone.

Singer, Faith Evans, looked gorgeous as she told us who she was looking forward to seeing perform tonight.

Orange Is The New Black stars Vicky Jeudy and Danielle Brooks were so humble and sweet on the red carpet. They stopped and spoke with everyone about the upcoming season of OITNB and even took a few selfies with me.

Other stars on the red carpet were Lil Mama, Regina King, MC Lyte, BET CEO Deborah Lee, Janelle Monae, and Jill Scott.

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Seth Rollins Cashes in Money in The Bank; Wins Title at WM (Video) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:03:06 +0000 Seth Rollins Cash In

Smart booking by WWE to let Rollins cash in.

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Ronda Rousey Judo Throws Triple H, Manhandles Stephanie (Video) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:04:32 +0000 Stephanie McMahon Ronda Rousey

A preview of Ronda Rousey when she eventually makes her way to WWE?

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John Cena With a Springboard Stunner (Video) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:32:28 +0000 Cena Springboard Stunner

Been a long time since Cena dusted off a new move.

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Pacquiao Suffering From Serious Leg Cramps in Training Camp Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:57:49 +0000 Mayweather Pacquiao May 2nd MGM

This is something that has plagued Pacquiao for years, but it should be concerning because his movement is going to have to be on point to beat Floyd Mayweather.

The curious case of Manny Pacquiao’s calf muscles took another twist last weekend, when the Filipino boxer missed his routine morning roadwork session a little more than a month out from his May 2 mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather.

Trainer Freddie Roach sparked some concerns earlier last week by admitting that Pacquiao had been suffering from serious cramps in his legs, claiming they were being treated by a combination of massage and a special cream that costs $1,800 per bottle.

Both Mayweather and Pacquiao have to be careful of overtraining, so this is something to keep an eye on.

H/T USA Today

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DeAndre Jordan Skies High For Nasty One Handed Oop (Video) Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:15:13 +0000 DeAndre Jordan rises for nasty oop

This seems like a nightly thing for DeAndre Jordan nowadays.

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Randy Orton With Possibly The Greatest RKO of All-Time (Video) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:54:18 +0000 Randy Orton RKO

This literally made me go…..


It was a thing of beauty and is being considered one of if not the best RKO of all-time……

Seth Rollins once again proved why he is arguably the best pure wrestler in the WWE today.

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Dean Ambrose Crashes Through Ladder & Is Folded in Half (Video) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:39:15 +0000 Dean Ambrose

Hope Ambrose is ok…..

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Spurrier Offers Scholarship to Mookie Blaylock’s 8th Grade Son Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:06:06 +0000 image1 (1)

Offering middle school kids scholarships is becoming the thing to do in the South.

After Florida and LSU committed themselves to a couple of boys from Florida and Texas, respectively, it appears South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier wanted to get in on the action. He didn’t just pick your run of the mill prospect though, Coach Spurrier wanted to tap into that elite gene pool.

Steve Spurrier will be 75 when his newest recruiting prospect will be entering college.

The South Carolina coach offered a scholarship to middle schooler Dominick Blaylock, the son of former NBA player Mookie Blaylock, after Dominick participated at a junior day at South Carolina on Saturday.

“It felt pretty great,” Blaylock told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “I was shocked that when I met the coaches, they went straight to the point with the offer. I had no words. I didn’t know what to say. All I could say was ‘Thanks, coach.’ ”

At 5-11 and 165 pounds, Blaylock is a 14-year-old eighth grader from Dickerson Middle School, which feeds into Walton High School in Marietta, Ga. He is listed as both a running back and a defensive back for the Walton’s junior team.

That’s an interesting approach for a coach who’s turning 70 on April 20th, but I guess it’s worth the risk since no once will question the authority of Spurrier or the athleticism of Blaylock.

These are one of those cases where you don’t know if you’ll either never hear of the kid again, or if he’ll end up being the next Big Thing. That’s just the game you play in the increasingly competitive game of college recruitment.

Stay tuned, folks.


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WrestleMania 31 Has It’s Own Drinking Game (Photos) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:56:40 +0000 2015-02-26-04.50.34-pm

For those of us watching WrestleMania tonight here’s something extra to make the viewing experience better.


Tons of props to whoever created this drinking game and if for some reason the people who partake are sober after WM31, I’m sure they’ll thank you as well.

H/T @OfficiallyIce

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OKC Enes Kanter Admits He Never Liked Playing in Utah Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:26:35 +0000 Enes Kanter admits he never liked playing for Utah

Ever since Enes Kanter joined the Oklahoma City Thunder, his level of play has risen to new heights.

Kanter is averaging 17.6 points and 10.8 rebounds a game in OKC.

The 22-year-old made his first return to Utah last night and he had some interesting comments.

 I think the difference is, I like playing basketball there. I think that’s the most important thing. I never liked playing basketball before in my NBA career and this is the first time I felt like playing basketball there, for my team, for the fans, for my teammates for my coaches, for everybody. So, that’s the first time.

Well, tell us how you really feel Enes.

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How to Ball On a Budget in Vegas During May-Pac Weekend Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:01:51 +0000 Mayweather_Pacquiao_Vegas_May_2nd_Fight

The BSO staff always like to make sure that our Bros & Ladies are well taken care of and informed on how to get the best out of every situation.

Whether it’s warning you about the dangers of back page ads, sending nudes in DMs, or in this case overspending trying to impress people at Mayweather-Pacquiao weekend in May; we always have your best interest at heart.

We all know that the who’s who of famous people, fake famous people, IG models, Black Twitter and athletes will all flock to Las Vegas to be around the fight atmosphere. No one is actually going to the fight itself but that small detail matters not in the grand scheme of the weekend. The world will focus on Vegas as the party capital.

You can listen to my podcast if you want to hear me break down all of the craziness that will be going on during May-Pac weekend:

Right now we are focusing on how to get the most out of your Vegas trip and not spend you rent money doing it… Yes, people rent is due that week; don’t have your mom, cousin, baby momma, etc. out on the street because you spent $800 to get into a club.

Here’s a few pointers for those of you that are coming out to Vegas on a budget: 

1. Don’t Spend A Lot of $$$ on Liquor at Clubs/Day Clubs

We get it, It’s Vegas and everyone wants to walk around the club with a yard stick full of a slushy drink. Those will run you a smooth $100 on a good day. Why not pre game for the club or day club instead?

There’s small hidden spots all up and down the strip/downtown where you can get lit for a fraction of the price.


The Stage Door is located right behind the Cromwell and Flamingo Hotel on the strip. If you are in the area then it’s the go to pre game spot. They have a $3 shot & beer special (yes, a beer and a shot for $3). They also have Jager shots for $2, Fireball shots for $3, Patron shots for $4 and domestic beers for only $2. $20 goes a long way at the Stage Door.

Another great place to stop by is Mr. Lucky’s 24/7 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.


Their food is great and fairly priced but we are suggesting it because of their 4 shots for $10 special. They have a long list of mixed shots (sweet fruit themed shots) and a few straight liquor shots. That special is guaranteed to start the night off well for you and your crew.

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One of the reasons Doc Rivers is such a media darling is because he gives candid answers and is able to stand behind them.

While speaking with reporters before his Clippers take on the Celtics in Boston tonight, Doc reflected on his Championship win with his former organization and what happened immediately after the buzzer.

“I never went into the locker room after the championship, which was the strangest thing,” he said Sunday before visiting the Celtics with his Los Angeles Clippers. “I don’t know why I didn’t. I walked into my office and I just sat there.”

“And it’s funny, when I see film of it now, I see my kids, which is underage drinking,” Rivers laughed. “I see them jumping around with the champagne, especially the youngest one (Spencer), I think he was like 11 with a bottle. Bad parenting. But I never went in (the locker room). I never was part of it. I don’t even know why. I couldn’t figure that one out.

“I was just enjoying it. I was actually with my wife and her mom and my mom, and I remember just sitting there. I don’t know. I just sat there.”

The most entertaining part of the piece is the fact that he say’s his biggest regret is not joining the team in the locker room.

Sure, he could have said that he wished he had kept a closer eye on his kids during the celebration, but Doc is just keeping it real.

He wishes he partied with his team AND his underage kids that night, but unfortunately was too caught up drinking in the moment.

“I don’t know if I was that emotional that night, though, when I think about it,” he said. “I actually told our guys, if I could do one thing over that night, I would have gone in the locker room.”

You can’t blame Doc for becoming a bit overwhelmed with the situation after the win. Plus, his kids turned out just fine. No harm, no foul.


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Chris Mullin Expected To Be St. John’s New Head Coach Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:30:11 +0000 Chris Mullin

St. John’s has found the new coach of their basketball program in Ex St. John’s All American Chris Mullin. Mullin led St. John’s to the 1985 Final Four, same year he won the John Wooden Award, UPI College Basketball Player of the Year and USBWA Player of the Year.


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Joe Haden and JPP Campaign For Male Contestant on America’s Next Top Model Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:22:35 +0000 joehadentmz

While Michael Sam is busy claiming that certain NFL’ers are busy hiding their true orientation, it appears a few guys in particular are extremely confident in their sexuality.

Joe Haden must know a good smize when he sees it … ’cause the NFL superstar is so sure he’s found “America’s Next Top Model” he’s leading a social media campaign to get that man on the show.

Haden, along with fellow pigskin pros Carlos Dunlap and Jason Pierre-Paul have taken to Instagram in support of a Miami model named “Prince” who’s trying to score a spot on ANTM’s upcoming Season 22.

The three men — who have over 450k IG followers between them — each recently posted modeling shots of Prince to their pages along with messages encouraging casting directors to put him on.

We spoke to Prince — who knows Haden and the other players from partying in Miami — and he tells TMZ Sports their efforts have sparked some legit interest in him that might otherwise have been hard to come by.

“All those casting directors saw it and it opened the door to conversations with them.”

Prince — who made a mystery trip to L.A. this past weekend — couldn’t tell us whether or not he’s made the show yet (sworn to secrecy) but says the NFL love definitely put him on the map.

“1,000% it’s helped … i got tons of new followers because of [the players] and in this business, it’s all about exposure.”

It’s not everyday that you hear football players lobbying for a male to join the ladies on a runway, so good for these guys for being unafraid of the repercussions.

This dude Prince must have really taken care of them while partying together in Miami.

Apparently the first male contestant won last season and he was a former NFL player, Keith Carlos. This undoubtedly helped change the perception of what a model really is in this country and could be what led to Haden and JPP caring about the show in the first place.


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Live Stream: Wrestlemania 31 2-Hour Kickoff Show Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:14:25 +0000


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Report: Celtics to Make a Run at RFA Kawhi Leonard Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:13:25 +0000 Celtics to offer Kawhi Leonard contract

Kawhi Leonard is set to become a restricted free-agent, which means the San Antonio Spurs can match any offer sheet.

However, that isn’t stopping the Boston Celtics from giving it a shot.

 Leonard will be a restricted free agent this summer and will receive his share of offer sheets, likely including one from the Celtics. Boston coach Brad Stevens gushed about Leonard’s defensive prowess.

While its unlikely to happen, Leonard would sure look nice along side Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley defensively.

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Roy Jones Jr KO’s Paul Vasquez (Video) Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:03:41 +0000 roy-jones-jr-paul-vasquez

For the second time in less than a month, Roy Jones Jr. was victorious in quick fashion. Saturday night in Pensacola, Florida, Jones earned a technical-knockout win over Paul Vasquez.

The former pound-for-pound king went on the offensive and landed a flurry of strikes, which left the referee little choice but to stop the fight:

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